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 Amber buyers detained in Zhytomyr with stones worth 4 million hryvnia, - SBU. PHOTOS

Two amber buyers with 50 kilos of selected "solar stone" of coarse fraction have been apprehended at a petrol station near the village of Synhai (the Zhytomyr region) by Ukraine's Security Service together with the police and prosecutor's office.

Censor.NET reports citing SBU press center.

"The amber was packed in several packages depending on the fraction and prepared for sale. According to preliminary estimates of experts, the black market cost of the batch in question makes at least 4 million hryvnia (approx. $157,193).

"Also, during the search of the dealers' car, law enforcers found a package with two other types of precious stone - beryl and topaz, according to the detainees.

"The police proceeds with investigative actions aimed to identify and bring to justice the persons behind the illegal production and sale of raw amber," the statement notes.

Watch more: "This is their base - two abandoned huts, pump hoses, Crimean-registered car," - police patrol areas with amber deposits. VIDEO

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